The last shot of a 1900 mile red rock road trip came as we trudged up the hill after enjoying a dinner cruise on Lake Powell. Here virga (rain that doesn’t reach the ground) catches the last rays of the dying sun over the shores of Lake Powell. The photo was shot from AZ, but what you see is in Utah. Part of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Lake Powell was created by the building of Glen Canyon dam which flooded hundreds of miles of Glen Canyon, backing water up almost all the way from the Arizona line to Moab, Utah. Lake Powell has more shoreline than California and provides major recreation and waterfowl habitat. The dam produces electricity for all of the surrounding states.

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CHALLENGE WINNER in 1st ever entry in Absolute Clarity 12/191/14
CHALLENGE WINNER in Dramatic Cloud Formations: Weekly Theme Challenges 8/19/14
CHALLENGE WINNER (tie) in Clouds challenge, in Americans: Rural Urban, Wild & Free 8/22/12
Top Ten in Wild Weather Challenge, Rain 7/6/11
Top Ten in Favorite Imagine Ever Challenge, Quality Art and Photography 3/25/11
Top Ten in Wonder Challenge, Mood and Ambiance 2/8/11
CHALLENGE WINNER in Best Pic Challenge, We Just Take Pics with a WOW factor, 1/26/11
CHALLENGE WINNER (tie) Best of 2010 Challenge, Atmospheric Land and Seascapes 1/16/11
CHALLENGE WINNER in Stormy Weather Challenge, All American Seasons 12/8/10
CHALLENGE WINNER (tie) in Beautiful Clouds/Sunset Challenge, Clouds 11/24/10
CHALLENG WINNER in A Wilderness Somewhere 10/13/10&
*Top Ten in Spectacular Clouds, Atmospheric Land and Seascapes 10/11/10

Top Ten in Your Best Cloud Shots Challenge, Mood and Ambience 10/6/10
CHALLENGE WINNER The Elements, All Things Photographic. 8/7/10*
Second Place in Classic Sunrise/Sunset Challenge, Landscapes 8/9/10
Top Ten in Glorious Sunset Challenge, Atmospheric Land and Seascapes 7/28/10
Top Ten in #3 Monthly Challenge, The Compact Group 7/17/10
Top Ten in 100% Landscape Challenge, Landscape 7/9/10
Top Ten in Clouds Beautiful Clouds Challenge, Weekly Theme Challenges 7/5/10
Top Ten in Sunsets Challenge, Quality Art and Photography 6/23/10
Top Ten in Favorite Warm Weather Landscapes Challenge, Photographers of RB 6/21/10
CHALLENGE WINNER in When the Wind Gods
Sneeze, Photography Challenge Gp 6/15/10

Top Ten in After the Flood Challenge, Photography Challenge Gp 5/31/10
CHALLENGE WINNER (TIE) in Visualy Superb Image Challenge, Superbly Visual 5/24/10
CHALLENGE WINNER in Storms in a Western Sky, Wild West Show 5/23/10
CHALLENGE WINNER in Skyscapes Challenge, The Compact Group 5/21/10
Third Place in Landscapes Challenge, Perfect Harmonies 5/16/10
Top Ten in Dramatic Light Challenge, The Silky Touch 5/11/10

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After being widowed, I needed to find something new to occupy my mind. I chose photography. That turned into an obsession, compounded by my love of the artistic license provided by Photoshop and the many other artful programs that help us explore all the facets of turning a photo into art.

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  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...almost 5 years ago

    Linda, this is so spectacular and beautiful. lovely work

  • Thanks so much. Right place right time.

    – Linda Sparks

  • gcampbell
    gcampbellalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot Linda! We’re going by there next week.

  • What a way to end a trip. Hope you get great shots, too.

    – Linda Sparks

  • tcat757
  • James Lewis Hamilton
    James Lewis Ha...almost 5 years ago

    Linda… wonderful… and you just HAD to be there! and fortunately for us you not only were, but knew what to do… which is what you do so well!

  • Thanks so much. Just lucky.

    – Linda Sparks

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaalmost 5 years ago

    Linda! WOW! terrific work!

  • Thanks so much. What a terrific response.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Anton Gorlin
    Anton Gorlinalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations. you are featured in Landscape group! :)
    I will give a banner when I make one :))

  • WOW, thanks for the feature!!

    – Linda Sparks

  • zumi
    zumialmost 5 years ago

    great capture. nice colours. congrats on feature.

  • Thanks. I’m blown away by the response.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Tori Snow
    Tori Snowalmost 5 years ago

    Beautify captured. Congrats on all your features :-)

  • Thanks so much.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Jenny Ryan
    Jenny Ryanalmost 5 years ago

  • Whoo Pee!! Thanks so much for the Feature.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Suzanne Chouinard
    Suzanne Chouinardalmost 5 years ago

    Powerful image.

  • I’m humbled by the accolades for this pic.

    – Linda Sparks

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